The first phases of the ROSE program is underway in Appomattox. The roadside garden program will create sponsored gardens. Officials hope the project will to help beautify the town in order attract visitors –subsequently boosting economic growth. A marketing book is also included in the plan will include before pictures as well as artists’ renderings of possible gardens for the 28 proposed sites. Sources say the books are expected to be completed later this month, with sponsors established this summer and planting to begin in the fall.